Located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, The Horticulture Center is a garden wedding venue that boasts a modern exhibition hall and greenhouse. This unique venue is located in Fairmount Park with both indoor and outdoor spaces to host your wedding ceremony, reception, and rehearsal dinner. Built in 1979, the Center sits on the former Horticultural Hall, an 1876 Centennial Exposition Building. A portion of the event fees from renting the Horticulture Center benefits Fairmount Park Conservancy.
Facilities and Capacity
The Horticulture Center accommodates up to 300 people in this historic and elegant arboretum. The surroundings of the Center are beautiful no matter what time of the year with the green grass and gardens. You can choose to hold your event in the expansive open greenhouse that provides spectacular views of the lush and natural surroundings. There is also a modern exhibition hall to host a larger reception. A variety of smaller spaces, such as the gardens or reflecting pool, are ideal for more intimate gatherings. You can work with them to transform any of the spaces to fit your wedding style and tastes. There is parking, valet, and shuttle service available, and the Horticulture Center is wheelchair accessible and pet-friendly.
The Horticulture Center uses the Constellation Culinary Group as the venue’s exclusive caterer. You can work with them to craft custom menus for your wedding. They are dedicated to using locally-sourced products and paying attention to the details while providing flawless service to you and your guests. The dishes can be served as buffets, cocktail receptions, family-style meals, French service dinners, hors d'oeuvres, plated dinners, or stations. As well as catering, bar services are provided through an open bar with a variety of wine, beer, liquor, and specialty drinks served. STARR Events work with you on the planning of the wedding and has a talented team on-site on the day of your event to ensure everything runs smoothly. The Center provides the following items for your convenience:
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Marie-Claire · Married on 05/04/2013
The Horticulture Center is a gem in Philly. I had never heard of it until we started to look at wedding venues. It is so unique. We had an amazing time there--we got married outside, in front of the reflecting pool and it was just breathtaking. Inside the greenhouse is a magical place with lights and flowers--you really feel like you are transported to a fairy land. I did our flowers myself and put candles on all the tables, and it was beautiful. We had a dancefloor and a band and 230 people, so it fits a lot. The planners that are part of STARR events (we worked with Leila Miller and Ashley Gay) are so professional and organized, they made planning a breeze. Finally, since it's STARR catering the food was delicious. We got so many complements saying it was the best food people have had a wedding--which I think is awesome to hear (and i do agree!). I was so happy with our whole experience here. The staff was so organized too! Both the servers and bar tenders were timely and very professional--I was very impressed.
Kathy · Married on 05/26/2018
The food was excellent. Gail Ming very professional, always responsive to questions, concerns in a timely manner. At the wedding, she was extremely attentive I making sure the evening was a success!
Tiffany · Married on 03/31/2018
Loved our wedding day and the entire planning process with the STARR Events team and absolutely adored our venue. Gail is an amazing coordinator and together with her and my wedding coordinator I felt like the whole process was surprisingly a lot stressful than I ever imagined it to be. We just had our wedding on 3/31 and are still on cloud nine. I highly recommend this venue and the team to everyone. Our guests had a blast and we've been hearing everyone rave about how beautiful the place is and how amazing the food was!Sent on 04/05/2018
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